Scans reveal heat spots in Egyptian Pyramids

A team of international architect’s and scientist’s have made the fascinating discovery of heat spots within the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The discovery made by thermal cameras has been named ‘thermal anomolies’. Cameras were detecting higher temperatures in different stones in various areas of the pyramids, mainly the bottom stones and the upper half of the pyramids.

Scientists have called the anomolys ‘impressive’ sumissing that the heat spots could be caused by internal air currents from empty areas inside the pyramid. This has lead Architects to search for hidden chambers inside the Pyramids.


Infrared thermology has been used to analyse the pyramids during sunrise, as rays hit the structure, and during dusk to inspect how the stones react when cooling down.

The pyramid’s stone formation were thought to be uniform, but now investigations have indicated a possible difference in formation according to Antiquities Minister, Mamdouh al Damati.


The tombs of the pharaohs Khufu (Kheops), Khafre (Khephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinus) were built in the Fourth Dynasty, about 2613-2494BC.

Operation Scan Pyramids project started on the 25th of October and may last until the end of 2016, and will include further investigations of the structure.




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